As a Christmas present, we are offering a compilation of some of the finest moments of skill produced by Leo Messi when he was a youngster coming up through the FC Barcelona academy.

The Argentine has just ended another year in which he has racked up some impressive numbers, with 59 goals and 32 assists, and reaching 500 strikes for the club including friendlies.

Signs of Messi going on to become a world beater were clear from a very young age, as the above video shows. Enjoy!

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